Under current international legislation, asylum is a right that anyone can claim if they at risk of persecution in their own country. It is the right to live in a country other than their homeland in order to avoid that persecution
There are two kinds of family visa available to people from outside the European Union; the first of these is for family or friends of students currently studying in the UK.
EU, EEA AND COMMONWEALTH
If you are planning to visit or move to the UK and your passport was issued to you by a country which is a member of the European Union you do not need a visa or special permission to live and work in the UK.
Since 2008 companies wishing to employ workers from outside the EEA and Switzerland have had to apply for a license to do so. Holders of these licenses are known as sponsors.
If you are not a citizen of the European Union and it’s your plan to study in the UK, then you will almost certainly need to apply for a UK student visa.
TOURISTS AND SHORT STAY VISAS
If you intend to visit the UK for a short time, and do not wish to either take up residence or to work permanently in the country then there are a number of tourist and short stay visa options.